I definitely will purchase it, as it looks like a high quality game and I'm a sicker for Mario, but most people on their phones aren't whale gamers and to them it looks like Nintendo are charging a ludicrous amount.
Probably, but as the world shifts more and more to mobile, I feel like this kind of thing has to happen more and more.
I'm not sure if most companies can put out products for a dollar and then keep dripping out content for a dollar more.
I'm not sure why people want to live in that world.
Remember when having to pay for on disc DLC and such was so egregious? Have we all forgotten about how much we hate getting a game and the game constantly telling us 'You know this is FREE!! but if you REALLY want to play, buy this little thing!'
I Know a lot of people are caught up in the business, cause hanging on every business decision as a "gamer" is some new hobby.
But as a person who likes to play games, a company like nintendo putting out a game and saying, its 10 bucks, and thats it, all the content, seems like exactly the kind of thing I want.
Pokemon Go is "free" and I can buy all the stuff I need, but it sucks, I hate playing the game cause it's not a game and so much of it is locked behind arbitrary shit and every time I've bought some pokeballs or incubators, only to lose the pokeballs in a day cause the catch and run rates are fucking bullshit, or hatched a shitty Onix from an egg, I've thought "fuck this, I'd rather play a real game and pay for it upfront"
There is no world where I want to download a mario game on my phone and pay money to get a fire flower or to attempt that world of levels again instead of waiting for some fucking daily counter to be able to play again.